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05. Oktober 2009:

International Summer School Migrant´s Networking vom 5.-8. Oktober

This summer school provides insights into the state of the art of theoretical and empirical
migration research. Renowned specialists in their fields will provide an introduction to the
current state of the art in their specialty areas. The focus of this year’s summer school will be on
network approaches to migration studies as well as migrants’ social capital and selforganization.
Selected quantitative, as well as qualitative research methods, are introduced and
discussed in more detail in small working groups. Overall, the program offers advanced M.A.-
and Ph.D. students the opportunity to present and discuss their research projects in a
professional environment of scholars and experts.

The program consists of a mixture of plenary lectures, three parallel workshops in advanced
and innovative methods of empirical migration research, and three parallel workshops in
selected advanced theories of migration research. All scholars will present their M.A.- and Ph.D.
projects in a plenary and poster session. In addition, many projects will be discussed in depth
during two plus two parallel workshops.

Application Process:
Please submit an abstract of 300 words and a short letter of motivation until May 31st 2009 to
the following address: or apply via an application form that is available on the ISS-website.
Additionally, the two preferred workshops should be indicated.
The language of the international summer school will be English.
No conference fee will be raised. Much to our regret, we must inform you that neither travel
expenses nor accommodation costs can be given. Information regarding accommodation
facilities and conference details are available on our website.
The Summer School is organized jointly between the Department of Social Science/Ruhr-
Universität Bochum (Prof. Dr. L. Pries), the Department of Social Sciences/Universität Duisburg-
Essen (Prof. Dr. A. Weiß) and the Research School of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Dr.